I hope you are all keeping well, staying home and doing that school work!!
Our thoughts go out to anyone in our swimming family who have been affected by the unprecedented events and extend a Thank you to people in our community who, despite the personal risk, work in our shops to keep us fed, or are on the frontline in health care etc. working to contain the virus and treat those affected.
Send us pics of how you are keeping fit (including Mum & Dad!!) and we will post on FB and the website – hopefully 🙂
Take care during these challenging times for us all
Nigel & The GDSC Team
Following on from the COVID-19 Shutdown post I would just like to thank you for your understanding, support and very positive messages, especially those who have made it to swimming this week.
We are sadly now ‘closed’ 🙁
None us know when we will be able to get back into the water but rest assured as soon as we can we will do 🙂
Lets hope actions such as ours and the recommendations of the Government and NHS etc. mean the impact of COVID-19 in the UK is limited and over sooner rather than later.
Please keep in touch via the website and FB
Stay safe and healthy
Nigel & The GDSC Family
Club Membership fees – those who pay by bank transfer methods will be contacted via email over the next week by Julie with details of what needs to be done by both parties.
Open Meet Fees – We will issue further information regarding return of payments etc. next week when we have more information from the various clubs and have looked at the best methods of making the payments.
Message from Mark – The Hull Easter Meet and the Regionals have been postponed at the moment and not cancelled as yet – as soon as we have more details we will publish on the website and FB page. As of yet we have not heard from Rotherham Metro regarding their April meet – again updates will be on the website and FB when we know.
** Virus Update **
Based on Monday’s statement from the Prime Minister and information from Swim England, the club have taken the decision to close indefinitely with effect from Friday this week, 20th March.
The Club Champs at the weekend is regrettably cancelled and our attendance at all Galas, Open Meets etc will also be cancelled.
Sessions for tonight (Tuesday), Wednesday and Thursday will go ahead at the swimmers/parent’s discretion, there will be no club desk so these sessions will be ‘free’.
I am sure you all appreciate this is a very fluid and fast-moving situation and therefore these plans may change subject to Government and LC updates.
There will be further information on fees, payments for open meets etc. in the next few days
As a Management Team we have a duty of care not only to our swimmers and their families but our staff and their families and believe this positive action supports everyone going forward.
Gainsborough Dolphins Swimming Club
Virus Update ***
Following questions from some families at our sessions on Sunday the club would just like to assure everyone that we, like businesses and other volunteer run organisations, are taking this issue seriously. Whilst we will make decisions in the next days or weeks on our sessions and Club Champs etc. we will do so based on the guidance of Swim England and the Government, and locally – the Leisure Centre. We have a Management Meeting on Tuesday and will post any changes to sessions and if the Club Champs will go ahead on Saturday, following the meeting.
We naturally support any GDSC staff who feel they need to stay away for the health and safety of themselves and their immediate family but ask you to contact both Mark and Nigel via email or text to allow cover to be put in place if necessary.
**7th March 2020** Scunthorpe
Sadly we have had to withdraw from this gala on the grounds of not being able to provide a full squad for the event.
This is very disappointing from a Club perspective, and very embarrassing for Mark and I as we are two of the louder voices in the County asking for the Diddy League to be run to give all kids a chance at gala swimming, and for there to be 3 gala’s, us not attending makes our voice weaker in future meetings.
We could only field 3 of the girls age groups and no boys age groups, this is despite a gala list being posted on both the notice board and FB since January.
We cannot afford for this to happen again for the next gala – 13th June @ Louth – we need swimmers from Penguins upwards to be available for the gala – we will do all we can to get a team together, putting the list on notice boards, the website and FB, asking a parent of each swimmer closer to the event – we need the support of parents – put the date in your diary, keep it free, please!!
Nigel – Chair